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One of the best and easiest ways to save food is by freezing them. Whether it’s fresh meat, produce, pre-chopped veggies, or leftover meals, by simply putting them in your freezer, they can last longer and save you so much time and money. And that’s why I decided to do a post on freezing tips & tricks.
Down below are some ideas that will definitely help you get started with freezing different types of food the right way. These are tips that are super easy to do and will cut down on waste. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Wrap in Freezer Paper and Label
Instead of putting your fresh meat like chicken and pork in a plastic container, try wrapping them with freezer paper and label before storing in your fridge. This will save you so much space and make it’s easier to get what you need.
And when it’s time to reheat your chicken, read this post to learn how to reheat fried chicken without drying it out.
You can easily get a freezer paper here!
Use a Silicon Muffin Mold to Freeze Eggs
If you have a silicon muffin bar at home, then you can put eggs inside them and freeze. Eggs can last for three weeks in your refrigerator, but when you freeze them, they can last up to a year.
Freeze Smoothie Bags
If you have some bananas, berries, or any other fruit that are starting to ripen and you don’t think you’ll eat them before they get too ripe, slice them up and freeze in a plastic bag. Just add Greek yogurt or honey before tossing them into a blender for a great breakfast or healthy snack.
Freeze Your Dough
In case you have some leftover dough for pizza, pie crust, or cookies just cover them with plastic wrap and put in your freezer. When you need them, simply thaw and you can make a pizza or pie on any given night.
Freeze Homemade Soup Stock in a Muffin Tray
The next time you have some leftover soup, use a muffin tray to freeze it. They’ll be perfectly portioned in each container and can fit in bowls when you decide to reheat.
Freeze Some Fresh Herbs
If you see that your herbs are starting to dry out, freeze them in olive oil! To do this, finely chop your herbs, then get an ice cube tray, pour some olive oil, and add the chopped herbs into the oil. Put the tray in the freezer and you’ll have herb olive oil cubes you can throw into your pan for cooking whenever you want.
Puree Your Avocado Before Freezing
Rather than putting the unused half of an avocado in your fridge, try pureeing it first then transfer into a plastic container before freezing. This will make it easier to defrost for recipes and will keep it green instead of going brown.
Freeze Chopped Vegetables
For this tip, all you have to do is blanch your chopped vegetables, drain, let them cool, and then place into a ziplock before putting in the freezer. You’ll save so much time and money by trying this out.
Freeze Leftover Wine for Cooking
Before you pour the leftover red or white wine down the sink, try freezing it to use in your next recipe. An ice cube tray is an ideal way to freeze it, giving you individual cubes that are convenient for individual recipes.
Freeze Sliced Bread
By freezing your sliced bread, you can keep it fresh in a month. When needed, just get your frosty slice from the freezer, pop it in the toaster, and breakfast is served.
Your freezer is one of the most useful and versatile appliances in your kitchen. It can help you save so much money and helps make sure you’re never wasting food again. So give these ten smart freezing hacks a try and let me know what you think!
Now if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below! I’d love to help you out!